In English

Researchers' Association of the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, or MACS Researchers' Association for short, promotes the well-being and careers of young researchers by organizing fun and informative events and activities. Research staff of all levels and disciplines in our renewed department are welcome to join the ranks of the renewed association.

The exact rate and content of our activities depends on the needs and interests of the membership - and the board is happy to listen to all ideas!

The board for 2024:
Marc Thompson, chair (marc.thompson[at] 
Katariina Henttonen, vice-chair
Iballa Burunat Perez, secretary and supervisor of sport affairs
Fabienne Silberstein-Bamford, treasurer
Joshua Silberstein-Bamford, PR and communication
Minttu Ollikainen,substitude board member


The best way to keep track of the upcoming events is to follow the association's Facebook page, this blog or our mailing list. All new members are added on the mailing list by default.

In order to join the association, please email treasurer Gulnara Minkkinen with your contact information (name and email address) as well as your affiliation to the department (discipline and title). The annual membership fee of 15 € should be transferred directly after this to the association's bank account: FI8051660220078900.  Please enter ”membership fee 2023" in the message field.